I keep looking at this photo of Hedy and wondering how I can surround myself with stars too…
I figure I should at least be able to make myself a three-layered necklace of stars… Maybe starting with these 33 x 33mm gold-plated star drops?
The Little Black Dress always makes the list of fashion staples to have in your closet. Like high heels, I think little black dresses are easy to find and even easier to splurge on — but what one really needs to be mindful of are the more elusive basics, like The Little White Blouse.
Without little white blouses, what will you wear with your vintage suits and separates? It can be terribly difficult to match or coordinate with vintage fashions because their shades are from yesteryear’s color palettes. Plus, as these vintage photographs show, little white blouses with ruffles, pintucks, lace, and other details are the little touches which make an outfit an ensemble.
This retro Saks 5th Ave. lace blouse has a gorgeous accordion pleats!
This vintage lace blouse may lack ruffles, but those 3 inch medallions of lace certainly will get attention!
And the Venessa Ruffle-Front Blouse, also by Ralph Lauren, is also a good Little White Blouse choice.
If you’re looking for a ruffle to rise above the call of “just plain white,” the Ruffled Racerback Top adds interest as it adds a soft feminine contrast to more severe suiting.
The Escada Long-Sleeve Ruffle Blouse has an incredible ruffle collar that stands up in back!
And this retro white blouse has a ruffle that will be visible above most suit jacket necklines as well as a ruffled front and ruffled cuffs.
It may seem strange to only speak of a hat when the photo is of Hedy Lamarr…
But when you find an equally dramatic, high-fashion vintage hat as Hedy wore in Dishonored Lady, you’ve got to!
The hat was found at Dorothea’s Closet.
(Notice I said it was the perfect hat for a fashion look — I’m not even hinting at a suggestion that a hat will make you look as lovely as Lamarr *wink* No offense, but she was stunning!)
I can’t be the only one who sees these vintage floral lounging pajamas from the 1940’s and thinks of Hedy Lamarr…
I imagine it’s because of her 2-piece costumes in such films as White Cargo and Samson and Delilah, where her sensual and sinuous body was modestly covered but nevertheless created lust, that I think of her in such lounge attire… And then I want to do that myself *wink*
Certainly such lounging attire would suit Hedy to perfection. And certainly these sets are far more practical to wear than say a harem-esque outfit, right?
Also at Dorothea’s Closet, the same shop as the floral pajamas, this a-lure-ing two-piece vintage lounging set with a skirt.
It drives me crazy with desire; but it’s not in my size. Poo. Such is the heartbreak of buying — or trying to buy — vintage fashions.